The Orthodox Faith

Orthodoxy remains virtually unchanged since its beginnings almost two thousand years ago. The church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit to Christ’s twelve apostles fifty days after his Resurrection, filling them with the grace, will and ability to carry on his message. Through the Holy Spirit, God’s will continues to be revealed and interpreted for the church on earth. This continuity and stable tradition are essential characteristics of Orthodoxy, giving it an “air of antiquity and changelessness” as described by Timothy Ware in his classic work on the church, The Orthodox Church.

The most important statement of the Orthodox faith is the Nicene Creed, recited by the parishioners during each Divine Liturgy.

The major Holy Sacraments of The Eucharist, Baptism, Chrismation, Confession, Marriage, Holy Orders, and Holy Unction all help one emulate Christ’s life, become like Christ and therefore like God.

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